Gal-0037 7-day Galapagos on a Shoestring – Alison already edited itinerary ✔️

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Day 1: Fly to Galapagos (-/-/-)
Flight from Quito to San Cristobal island. Once you arrive in the islands you have to pay $ 100 corresponding to Galapagos National Park entrance fee. Our guide will wait for you ay airport to transfer you to the hotel. Then you will start your Galapagos experience.   During the visit in the Interpretation Centre you learn about geological, human and natural history of the Galapagos Islands. Walk up to Tijeretas Hill also knowns as Frigatebird Hill where you enjoy an amazing view of Kicker Rock and Shipwreck Bay.

Included Activities
• Interpretation Center Visit
• Tijeretas Hill Viewpoint Tour
Day 2: Free Day in San Cristobal (B/-/-/)
This is a free day on San Cristobal. We suggest to visit the iconic Kicker Rock named in Spanish ¨sleeping lion¨ which is a volcanic cone eroded by the sea across hundredths of years. Snorkelling is spectacular here and one of the highlights in the Galapagos you may even find here the rare hammerhead shark amongst many others.

Optional Activities
• Kicker Rock Excursion
• Frigate Bird Hill
• Mann Beach
• Snorkeling Gear Rental
• Isla Lobos
Day 3: San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora (B/-/-)
Morning navigation from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora by public speed boat. This will take around 3 hours.

After checking-in & breakfast in your hotel, you will explore the highlands of Santa Cruz visiting a local property where the giant tortoises are at home, enjoying them in their natural habitat is a real highlight of your visit in the Galapagos Islands. Walk around the little trails and appreciate the giant tortoises close up.

The Charles Darwin Research Station main aim is to preserve the rare species that the Galapagos stands for. During your visit you will be able to learn about the reproduction and releasing of Giant Tortoises and their efforts to increase the numbers of this important species. Giant tortoises are seen here in corals at different ages.

Included Activities
• Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
• Rancho El Manzanillo Visit
Day 4: Puerto Ayora to Isabela (B/-/-)
Morning sailing from Puerto Ayora to Isabela by public speed boat which will take around 3 hours. Breakfast in Isabela.

The rest of the day is free, so you can explore Isabela on your own. We recommend to take a tour to Tintoreras.

Optional Activities:
• Isla Tintoreras
• Kayak rental
• Isla Isabela- Snorkeling in Concha y Perla
• Isabela Island – Snorkelling gear rental
• Tunneles Snorkelling
Day 5: Hike to Sierra Negra (B/-/-)
This 17 km hike will bring you first to the crater of Sierra Negra Volcano the second largest in the world. If you have strong legs continue your way to Volcano Chico where you walk on lava from the most recent eruption in 1979.

The giant tortoises is the most known endangered species on the Galapagos Island which are raised in the breeding centre to release them later on into the wild. Observe these gentle giants in different ages in the center.

Included Activities:
• Breeding Center Visit
• Sierra Negra Volcano Hike
Day 6: Isabela to Puerto Ayora (B/-/-)
Take a morning public speed boat to Puerto Ayora. The journey from Isabela to Puerto Ayora takes around 3 hours. Check-in and breakfast at your hotel.

A 45 minute walk brings you to stunning Tortuga Bay a white sandy beach with turquoise water home to marine iguanas, pelicans and other seabirds.

Included Activities
• Tortuga Bay Visit
Day 7: Departure Day (B/-/-)
There are no activities planned on this day. We will transfer you to Baltra airport according your flight schedule.